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Labatt Brewers Collection Shandy | Labatt Brewing Company Ltd.

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Labatt Brewers Collection ShandyLabatt Brewers Collection Shandy

Brewed by:
Labatt Brewing Company Ltd.
Ontario, Canada | website

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by MLasoski on 06-12-2012

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Reviews by fx20736:
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2.41/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Bought as part of a case of Labatt Brewers Collection Summer beers from Southtown Beverages on 4/26/13. Case price $ 10.99.

poured from a 11.5 oz bottle into a glass tumbler, served at fridge temp.

appearance: pale gold, one finger white head, scant lacing.

aroma: pale malty with a good amount of lemon.

mouthfeel: decent, just shy of full.

taste: pale malt and artificial lemon.

notes: the artificial lemon is offputting.

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3/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Bm1
2.65/5  rDev -7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

I feel there are many better shandy's out there. I also would rather have a labatt with lime apparently.

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Photo of MLasoski
2.88/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Picked this one up as part of a mix-a-six.

I didn't know what to think about Labatt delving into their own demonstration of craft concoctions; however, I was not completely disappointed by their take on a shandy.

A: Darker body than what I expected. Definitely carbonated, not much of a head formed in my pint glass.

S: A slight lemon-essence comes from the frothy head with a minute hop profile. Otherwise, it smells like a cheap lager.

T: The lemon zest that we probably all would like to expect is definitely there. Very small hop profile.

M: Definitely easy to drink and tangy on the palate.

O: I'd much rather have other versions of shandy than this one. I am willing to bet that if this bottle was packaged and labeled differently, my idea of this beer would be different. It's not very aesthetic or marketed towards the beach-going, sun-worshiping, pool-party goers.

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Photo of DrDemento456
3/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

Picked this up for a dollar at the House of 1,000 beers.

A - bright golden yellow with a surprising bit of head that sticks around for a while. I get about 14 of head.

S - Typical Shandy it's like light beer meets lemonade with spritz lemon zest and some underlining hops.

T - Not too off putting it pretty much taste like a club soda with a twist of lime. Maybe some hops and some underlining skunk. Not that great

M - Light, champagne like with a nice bit of body for a light beer.

Overall I have had better Shandy and this makes the Leinenkugel version look like craft gold. Avoid if you can even for a dollar.

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Photo of rdub
3.25/5  rDev +14%

Photo of dpage27
3.65/5  rDev +28.1%

Photo of Eastside151
4/5  rDev +40.4%

Photo of woodychandler
2.87/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

I spied this recently at Country Garden 6-Pack and given today's heat and humidity, I am anxious to give it a whirl.

From the bottle: "Refreshing Lager Beer with a Splash of Lemon".

It was a screw-top bottle, so I got things unscrewed and commenced a heavy-handed pour, producing two-plus fingers of foamy, bone-white head with moderate retention. Color was a slightly hazy Pale-Straw (SRM = 1 - 2). Nose had a sweet lemon scent, like Country Time Lemonade that I used to sell as a kid. Mouthfeel was thin-to-medium. The taste was lemony, but a bit too sweet for my liking. A shandy/radler should be more tart than sweet to enhance its refreshing nature, IMHO. Finish was semi-sweet, refreshing, but with room for improvement.

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Photo of BrianMurphy
3.5/5  rDev +22.8%

Photo of tygry
3.75/5  rDev +31.6%

Photo of jgunther71
3/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of SteveJeremy
3.24/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

About on par with Leinenkugel Summer Shandy. Consistent, lemony, and thoroughly drinkable.

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Photo of InspectorBob
2/5  rDev -29.8%

Photo of mvanaskie13
3/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Last of the Labatt select variety pack:
Poured into a standard pint glass, color is straw with an off white head that dissipates pretty quickly, a bit of lacing.

Smell is lemon zest nearing concentrate strength, not bad, no malt notes - reminds me of lemon lime soda.

Taste has more malt backing than the smell, defintely more lemon zest and maybe a hint of hop flavoring - really almost tastes more like soda.

Mouthfeel is carbonated well, not excessive as some of the soda pretense would suggest.

Overall, actually tastes like a really light ale mixed with sprite with a touch of lemon concentrate. I'd rather do this on my own than have it pre packaged.

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Photo of ejimhof
2/5  rDev -29.8%

Photo of Socialiste
2.75/5  rDev -3.5%

Photo of TBarJr
3.25/5  rDev +14%

Photo of kirchy
2.75/5  rDev -3.5%

Photo of Impalafrank
3/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Cooker_stp
3/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Mister_Falcon
2.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of TheBeerMaster1
2.6/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pour a Labatt into a glass. Squeeze the fuck out of a lemon into the beer. Wala - Shandy.

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Photo of einman
3.14/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of LMH88
2.25/5  rDev -21.1%

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